It shouldn’t be surprising that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is expressing unapologetically anti-Semitic bigotry in office — that’s who she is, after all. But it is still shocking that she is so comfortable in her own bigotry that she has no idea why Jews might be offended by it.
In an interview on CNN, Omar was directly asked about her anti-Semitic claim that Israel, the only Jewish state, is “evil” and has “hypnotized the world.” She said, “I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 17, 2019
She compounded the bigotry by excusing a tweet she made alluding to a baseless and prejudiced conspiracy theory about Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The Democrats started a whisper campaign that Graham is somehow being blackmailed over his sexuality into supporting President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Omar tweeted that Graham had been “compromised.”
They got to him, he is compromised! https://t.co/m8sB3EmElg
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 16, 2019
And on CNN today she defended her tweet.
On CNN, Ilhan Omar tries to defend tweet in which she called Lindsey Graham "compromised," saying, "I'm pretty sure there's something happening w/him…he is somehow compromised"
After host points out she has no evidence for her claim, Omar walks it back, says it's "her opinion" pic.twitter.com/HefwlOE3mW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 17, 2019
The House of Representatives recently rebuked Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa for saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
When will Nancy Pelosi rebuke Ilhan Omar?
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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